Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Squeaky Wheel!

I am glad I am one that was not caught off guard by all that is going on around us. The housing fiasco, credit debacle, and economic crash only serve to confirm what I already knew. If one, person or country, rejects the creator, judgement is coming. I certainly will not be popular because of what I write and believe, however, read history and each one will find that the earth always reacts with violence to homesexual living, the killing of the unborn, and undisciplined lifestyles, which is all the rejection of righteousness. Man was created to replenish the earth with those who would honor the creator of it-Yahweh God. Homesexuality and abortion is a direct violation of that. It is true "the squeaky wheel gets the oil." Unfortunately, those who live with discipline, honor, integrity, and humane nature don't squeak loud enough. Instead, it is those who are living lawlessly and selfishly that have made enough noise that the whole world has begun to believe them. Even the church itself has started to accept debased living, not because it believes it is right, but because the church is afraid it will lose its members if it doesn't. I suggest the church be willing to lose them all if that is to become the acceptable. I would rather have one who loves Yahweh with all their heart, soul, and mind, than ten thousand who go to church in the morning, kill babies in the afternoon, and sleep with the same sex that night. Those of us who aren't opposed to being loud and becoming a squeaky wheel need to stand tall and not waver. Make some noise!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Crisis!

Here we are in the middle of a crisis easily blamed on everyone except those who are actually responsible-the citizens. I am not in favor of a bailout or any other reward for foolish, irresponsible spending by the citizens, not the government. It is neither the Republicans or Democrats that are to be blamed for this collapse. The entire responsibility falls to the citizens. Nobody forced anyone to purchase what they could not afford. Unfortunately, citizens have come to expect that any choice, regardless of the outcome, is the responsibility of someone else. Now, those who have disciplined their lives and spending, and made good choices, are being asked to suffer for those who did not, as though it is our obligation. Now, I, along with millions of others who have been responsible, have to listen to all those who have not, cry about their dire situations, and loss of possessions, and place blame on everyone else, while expecting us to finance their undisciplined and ignorant ways. Truthfully, there are those who have been responsible and are still in trouble, but most lived within their means and didn't listen to every lender that wanted to "give" them a dream in a bottle, and position themselves for failure. They saved and worked and saved and invested, and now they are giving that away without a choice to those who don't deserve it by virtue of having lived undisciplined, and irresponsible lives. It is a shame.

People, accept responsibility and correct your out-of-order habits now so this will not happen again. The government really doesn't have any control, except what you give it. You just gave it a fortune to spend when they haven't even balanced their books in decades. You have learned well from your government teacher. I am a Kingdom man and, therefore, I am a disciplined man. In time all will see the difference between those who depend on the earth and its governments for provision, and those who simply hear the voice of the Lord, and live with excellence, order, and discipline. This is what I teach, and this is the only way to rise above the fray.